Herb Stacy of Lowville has worked with oxen for more than 50 years. He learned how to train them in a “five-minute lesson from my father,” he says.
“We were on the farm in Denmark, NY, and I told him I needed to move manure but could not afford a tractor or horses, so he said, ‘Use oxen.’ He told me to halter them and walk one at a time until they followed commands and then yoke two together. Once they learn, they respond to just voice commands,” Herb says. Continue reading